Company that owned ezispeak, New Zealand government’s remote interpretation provider, sells business, enters liquidation. ezispeak continues to operate, but interpreters say bills have gone unpaid. Continue reading
The Slator 2021 Language Industry M&A and Funding Report provides in-depth summary and analysis of the 62 M&A transactions and 18 startup and tech funding rounds covered by Slator in 2021. Continue reading
Google Research Brings ‘Massively Multilingual’ Machine Translation to 200+ Languages
How necessary is parallel data for improving machine translation quality for low-resource languages? Google researchers scale model with ‘pragmatic approach.’ Continue reading
US Healthcare Interpreting Specialist GLOBO Secures Growth Investment
On-demand language service provider, GLOBO, secures growth investment from VSS Capital Partners amid macro tailwinds in US healthcare interpreting. Continue reading
How Mouser Electronics Uses Localization to Drive Multibillion-Dollar Sales at Global Scale
Localization continues to drive sales at Mouser Electronics 15 years after the company first decided to go global. Here’s how it partnered with LSP Lingo24 for the most crucial stage of that journey. Continue reading
The Social Impact of Language Technology With Andrew Bredenkamp
CLEAR Tech CEO, Andrew Bredenkamp, joins SlatorPod to talk about CLEAR Global’s language-tech strategy and working with low-resource languages in over 80 countries. Continue reading
German LSP t’works Acquires Portugal’s Traductanet
Germany-based language service provider t’works Group acquires Portugal’s Traductanet to expand into Iberia and South America. Continue reading
The Global Marketer’s Expectation of Localization Teams
Learn about the global marketers’ expectations of their localization teams and how they can work collaboratively to realize results. Continue reading
Propio Buys Interpreting Service Providers ARCH and Intelligere
Healthcare sector specialist, Propio Language Services, acquires ARCH Language Network and Intelligere to expand interpreting business; plans to more than double full-time staff in 2022. Continue reading
Job Index Retreats in Seasonal Hiring Slowdown in January 2022
Slator Language Industry Job Index (LIJI) hits seasonal dip in January 2022 following record levels of translation, localization, and interpreting hiring in 2021. Continue reading
Globalization Testing: A Must-Have for Product Localization
Final article of a three-part series closes loop on delivering a great global product experience via globalization testing; includes insights into how LSPs can help ambitious businesses globalize. Continue reading
Machine Translation Startup Language I/O Raises USD 6.5m, Sets Sights on EU, UK
CEO of machine translation provider Language I/O shares plans for latest USD 6.5m fund raise. Startup to nearly double its staff in 2022 and expand into Europe and the UK. Continue reading
Language Service Provider STAR7 Raises EUR 15m in Milan IPO
Italy-based language service provider STAR7, part of STAR Group, raises EUR 15m in December 2021 IPO in Milan. Continue reading
Slator Language Industry Buyer Tracker January 2022
In the January 2022 edition of our buyer tracker, we provide SlatorPro subscribers with a selection of some of the most important changes among buy-side decision-makers. Continue reading
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